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In collaboration with top ranked universities in China (Peking University, Beijing University, Tongji University, and Shanghai University), we are pleased to offer the Marquette University study tour course in China. This program is designed for graduate business students with the aim of providing critical insight and valuable first-hand experience about China’s culture, society, history, and business climate. Highlights of the study tour include:
Lectures in English on Chinese economics, business and cultural behavior provided by the faculty of Tongji University, government officials, and Chinese and international business leaders.
Panels of American and Chinese executives about doing business in China, governmental and legal issues, and working & living in China.
Meetings with leading figures in government and a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs.

Dates: May 18- May 28

Course schedule:
Saturday April 9, 3-5 pm
Saturday April 23, 3-5 pm
Saturday May 7, 3-5 pm
Thursday May 19- Sunday May 29 – Study Tour in China
Saturday June 11, online
Saturday June 25, online 


Lectures in English
-Chinese culture, society and history: The determinants of Chinese business climate
-Chinese economy, banking, and financial markets
-Doing business in China: foreign direct investment, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and partnerships
-Chinese regional economy and economic zones
-Emergence of China as an economic powerhouse
Corporate/Institution Visits (sample)
-Tianjin Economic and Technological Area
-Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) – Tianjin
-Owens Corning – Tianjin
-Master Kong – Tianjin
-Otis Elevator - Tianjin
-Rockwell Automation – Shanghai
-Briggs & Stratton – Shanghai
-Cisco Systems – Shanghai
Potential Cultural/Tourist Activities
-Beijing’s Olympic facilities
-Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace in Beijing
-The Pearl Tower, Huangpu River by boat, temples, and museums in Shanghai
-Imperial/Lingering Gardens and the Silk Factory in Suzhou
Three graduate business credits (INBU 6951: International Study in Business).

This course may be used as a business elective in any of the GSM programs with the consent of your academic advisor.  
Note: Multiple INBU 6951 courses are allowed with prior consent; locations must be different.
Also Note: One such class is required for students enrolled in the MBA IB specialization


Double-Occupancy in four-star hotels (or equivalent) 


MU Tuition plus $1,600 travel costs (International airfare NOT included, internal airfare included)
Travel Costs Cover:
Chartered bus from Marquette to O’Hare, if needed and with the group
Internal airfare from Beijing to Shanghai
Ground transportation to various business and cultural sites during the travel period
Cost of admittance to class activities (e.g., tours and excursions)
Single-occupancy hotel for the duration of the study trip
Breakfast and an additional meal per day (lunch or dinner) ADDITIONAL STUDENT COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE
International airfare
Visa for China ($140-$169)
Required MU international health insurance ($38) 


Beijing, China-Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.

Shanghai, China-Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.

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